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sounds like Flagstaff is the closest airport to Chinle?

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sounds like Flagstaff is the closest airport to Chinle?

or do folks recommend flying to Albuquerque? Or Phoenix? It seems as if Albuquerque is the simplest, as flying to Flagstaff might require a flight through Phoenix.

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1. Re: sounds like Flagstaff is the closest airport to Chinle?

You are correct that most flights to Flagstaff require a change in Phoenix. PHX or ALB make most sense for a gateway to Chinle. Even Grand Junction CO is a possibility. Where else do you plan to visit on this trip? Your drive there from the airports will take close to 6 hours, either way.

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2. Re: sounds like Flagstaff is the closest airport to Chinle?

And, what about cell phone service? is it really nonexistent except for Cellular One?

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3. Re: sounds like Flagstaff is the closest airport to Chinle?

Albuquerque is your best option imo. The a/p is located just south of the city and you're at the interstates immediately. Drive I40 west to Gallup, turn north on 491 and west on 264 to Window Rock and Ganado and north on 191 to Chinle. This drive can be done in 4 hour but picking up a car will take time of course. A nice stop for a break is at El Rancho in Gallup

Afa I know there''s cellphone reception along this road but not sure from Window Rock.

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4. Re: sounds like Flagstaff is the closest airport to Chinle?

Thank you - that's what I'm hearing from other sources - ABQ airport and Cellular One phone is the service to use within the reservation area. It looks like Verizon might have some coverage on the road from Albuquerque.

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5. Re: sounds like Flagstaff is the closest airport to Chinle?

There's cell phone reception along I40 for sure.

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6. Re: sounds like Flagstaff is the closest airport to Chinle?

Durango CO airport may also be close. You could then also visit Mesa Verde NP. Cell service is getting better in New Mexico and AZ, we have Virgin Mobile and get service in many places along the drive from Abq to AZ.

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7. Re: sounds like Flagstaff is the closest airport to Chinle?

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